Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New Babies - Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of the new additions post. Only the good stuff made the cut. Let's get rollin'...

2004 Diamond Kings Framed Bronze Sean Casey, Austin Kearns. Said it before; I really love the raised framing on cards. Gypsy Queen does it. DK did it better. Though, the art on the Casey is a little goofy. Still good stuff. I need more of these.

Ah, minis. I'm finally embracing minis. I used to find them silly. They're like an eighth of a card. But as my collection grows, I can't just start turning down Red cardboard I don't have. So every time there's a dime box of minis, I find some goodness. Here we have a 2009 Allen & Ginter Brandon Phillips and a 2009 Goodwin Champions Aaron Harang.

Some sweet parallel goodness. 2011 Bowman Platinum Ruby Joey Votto, 2002 Topps Gold Scott Sullivan (serial #'d out of 2002), 2000 Black Diamond Rookie Edition Gold Dmitri Young (serial #'d out of 1000), 1996 Fleer Update Tiffany Curtis Goodwin. The Tiffany series is what the mid-90's Fleer series SHOULD have looked like. They tried some flimsy, rough, non-glossy design that just felt cheap. I had never seen the Tiffanys until a few months ago when I snagged about a dozen of 'em. Oh, and call the Bowman "Ruby" all you want to. It's pink.

2008 Upper Deck Star Quest Ken Griffey Jr., Adam Dunn. 2011 Topps Heritage Aroldis Chapman RC. The Chapman has been a hole in my Heritage sets for some time. I'd been lazy in hunting it down. I'm only missing short prints in the Heritage series from 2008 to now, I believe, which made it even more unforgivable that there was an empty page slot at #199.

2008 Donruss Sports Legends Pete Rose, 1986 Fleer Future Hall of Famers (ugh) Pete Rose. Modern Roses are few and far between, thanks to the ban that obviously needs lifted. Then the tag "Future Hall of Famer" on the '86 Fleer won't sting so much.

Closing up shop with some 2013 Bowman. Two of the 'Silver Ice' parallels, Shin-Soo Choo and Johnny Cueto and a Blue parallel serial #'d out of 500 Johnny Cueto. Lookin' good. I somehow had the Chrome versions of the prospects, but not the bases. Here we have Tanner Rahier, Jeff Gelalich, and Ismael Guillon. Clearly, they'll be the 2018 version of The Big Red Machine. Also nabbed a Gold Tony Cingrani RC. Sweet.

A most excellent menagerie of pickups. Go. Reds.


  1. Hey, I have the Guillon Ice if you still need it, and maybe a few other Reds for ya. Shoot me an email - backstop (dot) cards at gmail.

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